Holidays at the Market


A Rochester Holiday Tradition

Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, 2017 , and a bonus/extra fourth event, by popular demand, on Sunday, December 17
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

Each year, Holidays at the Market features dozens upon dozens of vendors with art, crafts, decorations, holiday food delicacies, gifts, stocking stuffers and much much more. Take advantage of a wide selection of holiday trees, wreaths, fresh garlands, and a plethora of other holiday goods and goodies. 

Families can take a free horse-drawn carriage ride with Santa (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each event--a limited number of passes are available at the center doors of the new indoor "B" Shed starting at 10 a.m.).

What's more: This year, regular Market vendors in the new indoor "B" Shed will be open for the Holidays at the Market Sundays!  

Also consider giving the gift of the Market during the holiday season--get some Public Market Gift Tokens or Market Merchandise for your family and friends at the Token Center behind the Market Office, during regular Market days and hours!


Interested in joining the festivities as a vendor? Click here for a complete information and application packet.

Holiday Cookie Contest `17

Once again, we are hosting the hotly contested community Holiday Cookie Contest!  If you'd like to enter to win Market Gift Tokens and bragging rights, bring a dozen cookies from your best recipe to the Market Office on Saturday, December 9 (7 a.m. through 3 p.m.) or Sunday, December 10 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.).  Judging will commence at high noon on December 10.

Here are the 2016 winners!  


Grand Prize: Marjorie Norlund's
Ginger Pecan Cookies!     


First Prize:  Miya Powell's
Chocolate Toffee Dips!


Second Prize (3-way tie): Megan Ladd's
Molasses Gingersnaps
with Orange Clove Frosting!        


Second Prize (3-way tie): Eugenija Bulsys'
Sweet Empanaditas!


Second Prize (3-way tie): Mauro Raffaele's
Almond Cookies with Hints of
Orange and Dark Chocolate!


Third Prize:  Rachel Korn's
Grandma Betty's Butter Cookies!


Honorable Mention: Jenn Beideman's
Mocha Black Button Bourbon Creams!


Honorable Mention: Karen Managan's
Reindeer Cookies!


Honorable Mention: Annalie Flanigan's
Double Dark Chocolate Chunks!


More Market Events

Learn about other Public Market Special Events at our main Special Events page.


Photos from yesteryears Holidays at the Market